First snack of my third Graze box is summer berry compote. It’s a little thing of berry jam with three shortbread cookies for dipping. Pretty tasty but I wasn’t wowed. I wouldn’t mind getting it again, though.
102-Year-Old Abandoned Ship is a Floating Forest / Image by Andy Brill
The SS Ayrfield is one of many decommissioned ships in the Homebush Bay, just west of Sydney, but what separates it from the other stranded vessels is the incredible foliage that adorns the rusted hull. The beautiful spectacle, also referred to as The Floating Forest, adds a bit of life to the area, which happens to be a sort of ship graveyard.
Round Three begins today and finished Sunday, June 2nd
The challenge is The Book Of The Film, read a story you’ve already experienced once as a film, tv series, or other media.
Discussion points for those who want them;
- How do you feel about the film/tv series/etcetera? When did you see it?
- Are you aware of changes in the adaptation? What are you expecting from the book?
- Do you watch a lot of adaptations? Do you normally try and read the book first?
There are huge numbers of films and television series produced every year based on or inspired by beloved - or in some cases not so beloved - books. Sometimes they are very strict adaptations, and sometimes they are more fluid, and sometimes they bear almost no resemblance to the original text. It can be quite insightful to experience a story from a different perspective.
See you at the halfway mark, and don’t forget to tag your book blogging #thebbc!
As soon as I saw this theme I knew exactly what I was going to read. It is in fact one of the books I briefly considered reading for the first round as it’s also something I bought aaaaaaages ago and then never read. The book is Ao no Jidai by Komatsu Eriko and it’s a novelisation of a drama, written by the same person who wrote the screenplay for said drama.
1. Well, I don’t feel anything about this drama because I watched it about fifteen years ago and I’m not even sure I ever watched the whole thing! In fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t watch more than an episode or two, because I really, really don’t remember anything about it, even more than I usually don’t remember much about things I watch or read. ^_^;; (If I can find it to download, I might watch it after reading the book, just to compare.)
2. Considering both the screenplay and book were written by the same person and it’s a novelisation of the drama rather than the drama being based on an already existing book, I don’t think it’s very different, but as I said in answer to the first question, I really can’t judge.
3. Usually I prefer reading stuff to watching, so if I see that something interesting is based on a book or manga, I will often go read that instead of watching.(Oddly enough, I’m actually watching two anime right now that are based on written works, but I chose to watch the anime instead of reading. In the case of Shingeki no Kyojin, I will probably read the manga as well, but just have so much other stuff on my plate, I decided to watch the anime first. With Hataraku Maou-sama, it’s based on a series of light novels and generally the writing in light novels tends to be pretty dire, plus I dislike never-ending series and thus would prefer to just watch the anime.)
Last snack from my second Graze box is “herby bread basket” which has garlic croutons, mini basil breadsticks, and oregano rice crackers. I wasn’t sure how much I’d like it since I wasn’t that thrilled with the last crackery one but it was really good! I definitely want to get this one again.
Well, this is the most boring of the Graze snacks so far, that’s for sure. It’s just pistachios. I like pistachios but I could get that anywhere.
I was so busy this last week I didn’t have a chance to eat any of my Graze snacks and now they’ve sent me out a new box already so I’d better get cracking on these. “Eton mess” is a mix of dried cranberries, black currants, almond slices, and mini meringues. It looked really good but I wasn’t that thrilled with it. I’m not that big a fan of meringue and the berries were too tart. Maybe if there had been fewer berries.